Landmark tort decision examined

Lecturer Nikki Chamberlain explains why the recent case of Henderson v Walker is important for the development of the law of privacy in New Zealand.

The judgment of Justice Thomas in the High Court case of Henderson v Walker earlier this year was significant. It found that a liquidator sharing a former director’s personal documents from company laptops, obtained under search warrants, can be liable for invading privacy.

Lecturer Nikki Chamberlain discusses where that leaves the law of privacy, and particularly the tort of public disclosure of private facts.

Watch Nikki Chamberlain be interviewed by Reweti Kohere on Vimeo.

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